Margaret Pastuszko

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

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As Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer, Margaret Pastuszko oversees operations and strategic planning for the Mount Sinai Health System. With a focus on core objectives and achievement of financial and operational goals at the Health System level, her responsibilities include day-to-day inpatient and ambulatory operations, administration of existing programs, development of new initiatives, and the alignment of operations with our strategy as a health system.

Ms. Pastuszko began her career at Mount Sinai in 2001 as Associate Dean of Operations for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During her tenure in that position, Ms. Pastuszko introduced the initial versions of analytical measures of performance currently in use, including research density use of space and mission-based budgeting across the School of Medicine.

As she transitioned to the role of Vice President for Business Planning at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Ms. Pastuszko developed and implemented analytical and integrated institution-wide decision support. These tools have served to improve investment decisions and strategic choices. The market intelligence she provides is now integral to strategic decision-making for the institution. Subsequently, she led the effort to create two strategic plans for the institution amid a financial turn-around.

As the economics of health care shift from growth-mode to achievement of efficiencies and value creation, Ms. Pastuszko will lead Mount Sinai’s commitment to performance and process improvement and the identification of opportunities for investment and resource optimization.

Ms. Pastuszko received her Bachelor of Economics with a concentration in multinational management and international finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As a Divisional Administrator and Practice Manager of Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital, Ms. Pastuszko was on the frontlines of providing excellence in care. In the infancy of capitation reimbursement methodologies, her focus was on management of capitated payment, reduction of over-utilized services, high practice efficiencies, and revenue cycle.

After obtaining a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from The Wharton School with a major in health care management and economics, Ms. Pastuszko became a consultant with APM Management Consultants and later, CSC Healthcare Consulting, with a focus in strategic planning, before joining Mount Sinai.